Jul 200529


The other day I started using SlickRun.  It was in Scott Hanselman's Ultimate Tools List.  I'd seen it a while back, but finally downloaded and installed it the other day.  Here's a screenshot: In short, I like it a lot when I remember to use it (which is spotty, but getting more frequent).  I have it set to show on Win-Q (the default) at the location of my mouse cursor (not default).  You can run commands there as if it was the command window or Start->Run, b... [More]
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Be on the lookout for a new version.  It's just around the corner!
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42. I made 42 cents yesterday by adding Google AdSense to my site.
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If you're viewing this page in your browser (as opposed to an aggregator) you will now see Google AdSense link units in the navigation.  I thought I'd try these out for a while.  As you can see, they're smaller than the regular Google ads that you might have seen on other sites.  I imagine that they will pay out less than the other ads as well, but I'm not really expecting to make tons of money on this anyway. That said, please feel free to click on any of them.  I'd rather ... [More]
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I bought Head First Design Patterns ("Part I" here) today.  There are lots of exercises in the book, and they apparently (according to the Introduction) are a very important part of the learning process.  My dilemma, though, is that I don't know if I should write in the book, or keep notes separately.  I normally don't like writing in books, but I don't know why. BTW, I decided to post about "Head First" as much as possible because it makes casey "giggle". Update: I just saw thi... [More]
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Jul 200513

Life v1.1

I just noticed that three pieces of software that I often use are in version 1.1: Visual Studio (OK, so it's really version 7.1 of VS, but the Framework is in v1.1) Community Server My web mail client I thought that was kind of interesting and it got me thinking about other "v1.1" things.  The first thing that came to mind was my actual web sites -- this blog site and my "other" site, ScottIsaacs.com.  This blog was intended to be a minor upgrade to the functionality provi... [More]
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Jul 200512

My Wishlists

Because so many people have asked, "Scott, what wonderful items can I buy for you?", I am including this list of various wishlists.  (I'm also going to add it to the site navigation so you can find it easier.) Amazon ThinkGeek OK, so the list of lists is pretty short right now, but I might add more someday.  For good measure, here is the link to my CafePress store.  Go buy something.  ;)
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Well, after being down for about a week, comments are now re-enabled on my blog. I posted to the CS Forums about this issue to try to get some help, but no one ever responded.  So I decided to ask someone I know that works for Telligent -- Dan Bartels.  I sent Dan a short e-mail, pointing to my forum question, and he responded right away (within ~30 minutes). He made a simple suggestion to temporarily switch to the default blog skin and see if comments would work.  The comm... [More]
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Someone pointed out to me that my blog comments are down.  I am working on this and will let you know when it is fixed.
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Has anyone bought and read Head First Design Patterns (or as Gerry calls it, "The Hot Blonde Patterns Book")?  I've been slacking off on learning more about patterns, and have recently rekindled my interest.  I have Refactoring to Patterns at home, and have started to read that one, but a few people have mentioned this one to me as well. The problem is, though, that I have focus problems when ... Ooh!  Look at that bird!  Oh, sorry.  I have a hard time reading.&nbs... [More]
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